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Hakhel Newsletter: April 2022

Hakhel Newsletter: April 2022

April 12th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, We wish you all, your families, and your communities, a Chag Pesach Sameach! Passover is the holiday of freedom. We tend to think of ourselves as free people living in free societies, at least most of us. And yet,[...]

Hakhel Newsletter March 2022

Hakhel Newsletter March 2022

March 22nd, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, I hope you and your community celebrated a very happy Purim! We are now in the lull between Purim and Pesach (always shorter than you think!), but that doesn’t mean there’s an end to the work to be[...]

How We Can Help Our Partners in Ukraine

How We Can Help Our Partners in Ukraine

February 28th, 2022

Friends, We have watched, horrified, as Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, causing bloodshed, destruction, and hundreds of thousands of innocent people fleeing. What you may not know is that Hazon operates a global Jewish intentional community network called Hakhel that includes[...]

Hakhel Newsletter February 2022

Hakhel Newsletter February 2022

February 8th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, What makes the world holy, and how can we increase the holiness of the world together? In this week’s Torah portion, T’tzaveh, the Israelites learn about how to organize a community with Torah at the center, in a[...]

Hakhel Newsletter January 2022

Hakhel Newsletter January 2022

January 11th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, This week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, is the scene of many incredible miracles that have captured the imagination of countless generations: the splitting of the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape Egypt; the manna that rained down[...]

Hakhel Newsletter December 2021

Hakhel Newsletter December 2021

December 13th, 2021

Dear Hakhel Communities, What do you believe will come of you in the days and years to come? What about your loved ones and community? Why is this your vision? These are just some of the questions evoked in this week’s[...]

Hakhel Newsletter November 2021

Hakhel Newsletter November 2021

November 9th, 2021

Dear Hakhel Communities, This week, we will read in the Torah portion Vayeitzei about Jacob’s Ladder. As Jacob is running away from Esau, he stops to rest and has a powerful dream about a ladder, with angels ascending and descending. What[...]

Hakhel Newsletter October 2021

Hakhel Newsletter October 2021

October 11th, 2021

What's Inside: Community Spotlight | Sharing Resources | Monthly Quote   Dear Hakhel Communities, Last week (October 9), we read the famous Torah portion that tells the story of Noah (Noach), the righteous man who built an ark that preserved animals and humans[...]

Hakhel Newsletter September 2021

Hakhel Newsletter September 2021

August 31st, 2021

What's Inside: Sharing Resources | In the Spotlight Shalom,  About 4 months ago Israel announced it had “overcame Covid”, opened everything and life returned to normal, to how it used to be before 2020.  A few other countries were about to initiate similar[...]

Hakhel Newsletter July 2021

Hakhel Newsletter July 2021

July 27th, 2021

What's Inside: Sharing Resources | Upcoming Events and Opportunities | In the Spotlight Have you felt like you needed to take some time off? Have you ever wondered where Academia got the idea of a Sabbatical Year from? In 6 weeks we will[...]